With a history of at least 2,000 years, our cross
talk is derived from the Miscellaneous drama “Fools”in its earliest time.
“Fools ”was always put on performance in palace, with humorous talk, mordant
and sarcastic mock, and it is so entertaining that it rewards so much laugh.
These japes reflected actors’ mock and lash against the rulers.
The general name of various performing arts( such as cycling, gastriloquism,
Pagoda of Bowls, ropedancer, lion dance and Magic etc).
Around the Neolithic Age, the acrobatics of China has sprouted. The earliest
Acrobatic art was derived from a kind of entertaining game and performance
displaying the labor skills of primitive men formed in hunting and the martial
arts and substantial physical strength generated from self defense and attack,
displaying rest and entertainment scene as well as the happiness for hunting
Many programs of Acrobatic are abstracted and changed into arts from the life
skills and labor technique and skills of martial arts.
Chinese Acrobatics can be generally characterized by nine features, among which
the emphasis on training for strength of waist, legs and head is the prominent
The second feature is to seek stability in risk, find peace in motion, which
shows a calm, smart, accurate technique and a much-steeled hard effort.
The third feature is to seek exception from ordinary arts.
The forth feature is soft or hard kungfu’s supplementation with each other.
The fifth is to combine super strength with swift tumbling;
The sixth is to use daily appliance and labor tools as acting tools.
The seventh is to combine simplified craft arts with figure performance skills.
The eighth is that Chinese Acrobatic has greatest adaptability with a variety
of acting forms and sites.
The ninth is that Chinese acrobatic boasts strict inheriting system and is
closely related with sister arts.
Our country lays much emphasis on protection of intangible cultural heritage.
On June 8, 2007, the circus in Wuqiao county, Hebei
province got the first prize of “first session cultural heritage day” conferred
by National Culture Ministry. eng an Shadow play studio in Tai’an ,Shandong got
the prize of “ first cultural heritage day” issued by National Culture